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Important Update:

In the past I tried to answer every reader question I received, mostly privately. If answers could help others, I also published them here.

Today this website averages over 1500 daily readers, has over 12,000 newsletter subscribers, and the resulting email flood is quite something. I can not keep up with your questions.

So, here is what has changed:

I still want to know what information you are missing. It helps me make the site and guide books better. Don't hesitate to ask for information you'd like to see covered here.

But please understand that I am unable to answer all those questions.

I answer the questions that offer the most help to the most people and publish them either on the website or in a newsletter update. (See the newsletter subscription box at the top right.)

I can no longer answer requests for individual assistance or questions that are already answered somewhere on the website or in the guide books. (Read below to see how you can easily find those answers yourself.)

It's been a difficult decision because I am terrible at saying No when someone asks for help, and I do enjoy helping people. But I have to be realistic. I do need to eat and sleep as well.

Thanks for understanding.


How to find existing answers

Download the free Kimberley pocket guide. Many answers to common questions are covered there.

Here are questions and answers regarding the Gibb River Road, the Bungles, Broome, Cape Leveque and the Mitchell Falls.

Previously submitted general Kimberley questions and answers are here.

And last but not least, you can use the search box below to search this whole website.


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Taking food containers into WA (quarantine question) 
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Essentials list for Kimberley trek 
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Can I take a RAV4 on the Gibb River Road and to Cape Leveque? 
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Booking a camp site for Kimberley trip 
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Driving from Broome to Darwin in wet season 
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Access to fresh drinking water  
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Canoe/Kayaking the Kimberley's 
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Bradshaw Art 
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Permits for entering Aboriginal land in the Kimberleys 
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Kimberley Maps 
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Kimberley in July 
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Travelling around the Kimberley 
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Is Wolfe Creek Crater worth it? 
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Driving from Kununurra to Darwin late March 09 
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Planning a Darwin to Broome camping trip 
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Crocodile danger prevention 
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Is October too late for the Kimberleys? 
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Travelling the Kimberley with dogs 
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Northern Territory/Western Australia border restricted goods 
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Perth to Darwin in 21 days? 
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Permits for the Kimberleys 
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Monitor lizards (Goannas) in the Kimberley Region? 
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Insect problems in the Kimberleys 
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Travelling with children to Broome/Kimberley 
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Kimberley Without 4WD Experience. Are We Mad? 
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Darwin to Broome via Gibb River Road - which bits are visible for someone with a disability? 
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